Princeton Releases Annual College Rankings –

Princeton Review, an education services company known for its test-prep courses and other student resources, released its annual college rankings today online, which surveys students from top colleges and asks them to rank their schools in several different categories.

The 2013 edition of “The Best 377 Colleges” book includes the survey results of 122,000 students from 377 top-ranked colleges, and will be available for purchase tomorrow. Robert Franek, author of the book and Princeton Review vice president and publisher, said the goal of the rankings is to help applicants find and get accepted to the best colleges for them.

Results come from a survey of 122,000 students from 377 schools in 62 categories. Categories include schools with the best financial aid and schools with the best professors. The list compiles the top 20 schools in each category, based on feedback compiled from student surveys online about their college experiences.

The book also includes lists for “Great Schools for 20 Popular College Majors” and “150 Best Value Colleges” – both of which were released earlier this year. Topping the list for 150 Best Value Colleges is the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which offers an online MBA program. The University of Florida, who offers an online Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, was ranked seventh.

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